Mama Made: Horse Playset

Okay, so it would be fabulous if I actually waited until Christmas to give my children what I make them, but you know, I stink at waiting. I finished this at night and almost woke my kids up to give it to them.  Thankfully, their enthusiasm matched mine.

It all started out with my son's love for turnout blankets.  He was using washcloths.  I decided to make him his own for his little horse.  And then, I got carried away. (Surprising, right?!)

Anyway, here it is.  I remember my pretend play days as a kid, and this just makes me giddy with excitement.
 So, what's in it...
A "Ty" beanie baby horse that a friend gave us.
A lightweight and a heavyweight turnout blanket that I made.
 Bridle/reins that I made (with my new clever snap apparatus!)
 Miniature blocks for making fences and horse jumps (thrifted...paid a buck).
Two metal buckets.
A baby brush that I have never had to use since my babies are bald.
A homemade felt apple and carrot (not sewn to size because I have learned that little pieces get lost).
 And perhaps his favorite part...little hair ties that are perfect for bandaging up the legs on the horse.
 I threw in one of our dollhouse people...and we have a set.
 They fit perfectly into this wooden thrifted box that I couldn't pass up. It's so easy to travel with.

 All of this, I pretty much had around the house or got for a dollar or two at a thrift shop.  And now it's a marvelous set for next to nothing.

 Goodness, he loves it.
 Hours of fun.
 Fun for the whole family.

And in case you missed my other playsets...

Here's the puppy playset:

And here's the bear playset:

 And now the horse playset.  And I can't wait to dream up of another. 


  1. You are AMAZING! I would have loved playing with a set like this when I was little, *cough* and I still would. What a fantastic imagination you have. I just love you little Mama. xoxo

  2. What a fun gifts you have made ​​for the children.
    Greetings, RW & SK

  3. Your best set yet! Although as a kid who spent all her spare time around horses, I might be a little partial ;-)

  4. How wonderfully sweet!!! What great gifts and so precious..... You are a very creative lady. Blessings!

  5. This is so adorable. I love it!!! You are so clever... and talented. Homemade gifts are the best.

    Wishing you a lovely day.

  6. Oh my gosh, this is beyond amazing! I would even like to play with it haha. You are such a thoughtful and caring mama!



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